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Heart-Healthy Lunch Recipe (No Cooking Required)



A bowl of avocado.

I’ve got a recipe for you today that checks all the boxes:

 

●      It’s delicious

●      It LOOKS good (they say you eat with your eyes first!)

●      It’s simple

●      It’s filling

●      You can make it ahead of time

●      You can make it plant-based OR add canned tuna to up the protein content

●      It only has 5 ingredients

 

And you don’t have to do any actual cooking!

 

Easy Avocado Chickpea Salad

(serves 2-3)

 

●      1 x 14 oz can chickpeas, drained and rinsed

●      1 medium ripe avocado, peeled, pitted, and mashed

●      1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved

●      Juice of 1 medium lemon juice

●      Handful of fresh cilantro, chopped

●      Optional: 5 oz of canned tuna or chicken in water, drained

●      Sea salt and fresh cracked pepper to taste

 

In a mixing bowl, combine the mashed avocado with the lemon juice. Stir in the chickpeas, cherry tomatoes, and tuna if using. Toss in the cilantro. Sprinkle with a little sea salt and black pepper. Eat and enjoy!

 

Make-Ahead Tip: You can prep the chickpeas (or tuna), tomatoes, and cilantro in advance. Just add the avocado and lemon juice when you're ready to eat. This will keep 2-3 days in the fridge.

 

Tag me at @tcfitnessandhealth if you try this recipe 👩‍🍳

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